A pulsating renewal of the £215,000 Coral Scottish Grand National, run over a trip of 4m, takes place at Ayr on Saturday 22nd April 2017! This article contains our Scottish Grand National betting preview with tips, predictions, best odds, bookmakers offers and no deposit free bets!
2017 SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL BETTING PREVIEWLast year's winner VICENTE made a frustratingly early exit at the first fence in the Grand National when Cocktails At Dawn stumbled in front of him. He will go to post at the same rating of 146 that he took to post with him last year
MISSED APPROACH was second to Tiger Roll in the JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase at Cheltenham last time out. Impressive form, fast pace, stamina and good conenction make him on of our choice.
ARPEGE D'ALENE also returned to something like his best form in the National Hunt Chase, crossing the line three lengths behind Missed Approach in fourth.
PREMIER BOND recently won at Doncaster, although the favourite Aux Ptits Soins was abject in this contest and never a threat after blundering 7 fences out. He finished 3rd in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last month.
COGRY won a good quality Class 2 Handicap at Cheltenham and finished sixth in the Midlands National on his last appearance. He seems to have sorted out the jumping woes that plagued the early stages of this season.
SELDOM INN soundly trounced two high-rated rivals as Tenor Nivernais and Le Mercury with a comfortable 15 length victory at Kelso. He lost out to Yala Enki by seven lengths on his return to Kelso in a handicap last month.
KRUZHLININ lead from the front when winning the Grade 3 Fixed Brush title at Haydock in the winter and has recorded good finishes in top quality handicaps at Kempton and again at Haydock in the winter.
Last year's gallant runner-up ALVARADO is another interesting option as well as VINTAGE CLOUDS, who has been unlucky/novicey a few times looking set for at least 4th in the Ultima Chase at Cheltenham before falling.
HENRI PARRY MORGAN disappointed at Cheltenham last time out, but before that ran Tea For Two to 17 lengths. He also run well here before – chasing Native River close in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase here 12 months ago – off a mark of 138
SOUTHFIELD ROYAL's last success came in the G2 December Novices’ Chase, at Doncaster back in 2015. He fekk at the 9th fence in the Kim Muir at Cheltnham but can't be ruled out at all.
SHOTGUN PADDY finished just five lengths behind Mysteree in fifth in the Eider and third again behind One For Arthur in the Betfred Classic at Warwick.
DAWSON CITY and DANCING SHADOW both pass a lot of betting trends you can read below and are well backed in the winning market.
SUGAR BARON, TRUSTAN TIMES, LESSONS IN MILAN and top-weight VIVALDI COLLONGES can't be underestimated here.
2017 SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL BETTING TRENDS
- 10 of the last 14 winners finished in the top 3 last time out
- 6 horses aged 10 or above have won the race since 2000
- 7 of the last 10 runnings have been won by horses between the ages of seven and 10
- 15 of the last 20 winners have previously won over further than 3 miles
- 12 winners since 2000 have carried less than 11st to victory
- 10 out of the last 12 winners had previously won over 3m
- Only 1 favourite has won in the last 12 years.
- 11 of the last 14 winners returned a double-figure price in the betting
- 9 of the last 14 winners came from the first 7 in the betting market
- All of the last 20 winners were rated less than 150
2017 SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL PREDICTIONS
|SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Winner: Missed Approach||16/1||Bet £10, win £170.00|
|Winner: Arpege D'Alene||10/1||Bet £10, win £110.00|
|Each-way: Dawson City||33/1||Bet £10, win £340.00|
|Each-way: Kruzhlinin||33/1||Bet £10, win £340.00|